Wahab Jaffer Profile

Wahab Jaffer

Wahab Jaffer, one of Pakistan’s most respected abstract artists, was born in Poona in 1941. He was interested in art and painting from a very young age and is one of the few Pakistani artists today who have had the privilege to learn from masters such as Ali Imam and Ahmed Parvez. Contemporary art can be seen as a way to access the concepts and energy that form a culture. Jaffer is an artist whose contemporary exploration of the female form, through the use of bright hues and explosive energy, has exhibited both extensively at home and abroad. Jaffer’s first solo exhibition was held in 1981, at the Indus Gallery. Since that time his fascination with paint and canvas has been the predominant factor of his life and he has gone on to exhibit most notably at the Asia Pacific Museum in Pasadena, California, the National Art Gallery, in Islamabad; and at the Art Gallery of Peel’s, juried exhibition in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, as well as at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. His work maintains a strong identity yet remains inspired by his mentor Ahmed Parvez.

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